Activities in the Bay of Plenty


Located in Matamata, only a 30 minute drive, you will find Hobbiton, where scenes were filmed for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the Hobbit movies.
Click here to visit the Hobbiton website 


Welcome to

Hobbit Holes

A Hobbit House

The view from Bilbo
Baggins' Front Door


Mount Maunganui Beach

The beach at Mount Maunganui is a popular summer destination, and is only 15 minutes away.

Mount Maunganui and the Beach

Parasailing from the Mount


Learn to Surf

The Beach in the Evening


Surf the Waves

The Beach

Surfing at the Mount Beach



McLaren's Falls & Park

McLarens Falls are 5 minutes from Villa Donna, and offer a spectacular setting.


McLaren's Falls

Lake McLaren

The River at McLaren's Falls


Take a Picnic to McLaren's Park

Lake McLaren

Kayaking on Lake McLaren


The Marina and Port of Tauranga

The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand's Largest Port


The night view from the Port


The Marina Restaurant

The Marina at Sunset

Food at the Marina Restaurant


Other Activities

There are a whole host of other activities in Tauranga; here are a few examples:


Plenty of Golf Club

Marshall's Animal Park

Hot Salt-Water Pools


Restaurants in Downtown Tauranga

Mills Reef Winery and Restaurant

Visit Mayor Island by Boat




Map of Locations

This Map on the right shows:

A: Villa Donna                     
B: McLaren's Falls       (5 mins)
C: Mills Reef Winery     (10 mins)
D: Waimarino Park     (10 mins)
E: Mount Maunganui     (15 mins)

Contact Us

Call us on 021 769 221, or send a message using the form below

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